Straighten the Banking Portals by Fixing Performance Bottlenecks

The present era is of technology. Everything and everyone is online!

So, it is safe to say that most of the banking operations are also online, putting more pressure on bank’s technology systems. Even though this realisation is not new to banking industry, there is little done to be proactive in this arena.

Whenever there is unexpectedly high traffic, banking portals often fall short of their expected performance. The banking portals either crash or get stuck, ultimately giving a negative outlook to the end consumer. This also becomes a point of technology failure and brings down the reputation of the bank.

So, it is, undoubtedly, a stress points that banking sector needs to focus upon. The focus of banks should not be on highlighting opportunities for investments and data storage. Instead banks should consider focusing on improving the performance of the portals and negating as many bottlenecks as possible. This is not just a way to safeguard the reputation of services, it is also a way to protect the systems from any permanent disruption. So, procedures of performance testing become even more crucial during the developing and testing stage. These expose any risks to the system, security threats and any potential performance hurdles.

Performance bottlenecks are, unfortunately, not located at a particular step or transactional point, they can be randomly distributed across any frontend and backend point. In order to simplify the recognition and remedy for these bottlenecks, it is advisable to categories them under certain labels ( for example: network speed, memory, processing). By using categories, it’ll be easier to identify areas that have higher performance bottlenecks – like there might be many user interface components that are heavy or complex.

So, how can banking portals fight the performance bottlenecks?

Early Identification

The natural flow of performance bottlenecks is that they emerge when the performance is disturbed. For fighting the bottlenecks, it is essential to identify earlier than the point of disturbance.

Early Elimination

Alongside early identification, early elimination is also important to make sure that performance bottlenecks move out of the system and do not recur.

Following a Model

By using a 3S model – Stability, Scalability and Speed, it becomes simpler to test and identify bottlenecks. These are three critical points for every user experience and testing through this lens help to ensure that there is not any issue in areas focusing on these points. Additionally, banking systems should note the total transactions and test the number of transactions that the system can bear.

By following these simple steps, banks can improve their systems. But they need to be mindful of how the tests are conducted. Since everything is online, bank portals can’t be on standstill, banks also need to establish a test environment.

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